CINCINNATI — At the end of a 4-11-1 season, Bengals President Mike Brown said Monday that Zac Taylor will return as the Bengals head coach in 2021.
"We remain bullish on the foundation Zac is building, and we look forward to next year giving our fans the winning results we all want," Brown said.
Taylor is 6-21-1 at the end of his second season as the Bengals head coach.
The statement comes a day after the Bengals lost at home to the Baltimore Ravens 38-3, marking the end of the 2020 season for the Bengals.
This is a far cry from where fans were hoping to be after the team drafted Joe Burrow as the No. 1 pick overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. Burrow was then hurt in the Bengals' loss to the Washington Football Team. Since his injury, though, Burrow is "expected to make a complete recovery."
"I am proud of our football team for fighting hard through adversity," Brown said. "That adversity and hard work will help us next season... Next year we will earn our stripes.”
“We remain bullish on the foundation Zac is building, and we look forward to next year giving our fans the winning results we all want… We must capitalize on opportunities in front of us. Next year we will earn our stripes.” – Mike Brown— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 4, 2021